"In chess, a rook attacks any piece in the same row or column as the rook, provided no other piece is between them. In how many ways can $8$ rooks be placed on a $[8\times8]$ chessboard so that no two attack each other? What about $8$ rooks on a $10\times10$ board?"
I believe I have an answer for the first part of the question. When placing the first rook, there are 8 places on any particular column (or row) to place the rook, leaving just 7 places on a different column (or row) for the next rook, and so on, providing 8! possible ways to place the rooks in such a way that they cannot attack each other ($P(8,8) = 8!/(8-8)! = 8!$).
However, I am not sure I fully understand how this would work for a board where there are more rows and columns than pieces (such as on a 10x10 board). Does it become $P(10,8) = 10!/(10-8)! = 10!/2$ ? If so, why? If not, how should I approach this problem?
This problem was found in "Introduction to Combinatorics and Graph Theory" by David Guichard.